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Remembering Wharton

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 A black pearl on an ivory beach
The first to extend his reach

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Paved the way gloriously, Three Degrees, Blissett, Barnes, Earle and Wright
The sassenach who would highlight the black man’s plight

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 At Stamford the Lilywhite set a hundred metre record
Racism saw to it that there was no England cap award

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 With clear authority the Blades penalty area the ex Miller would stalk
Until competition arrived in the rotund shape of “fatty” Foulke

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Died in 1930 as a peniless alchoholic
Yet his memory remains rather vitriolic

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Wright Phillips, Lennon, Richards and Bent
Let us all remember Wharton, he with the foreign accent

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 (c) – Emdad Rahman – 10.01.07

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/remembering-wharton/